What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other?
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore and identify ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart and the American urban design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative as guides as well as urban restoration projects from France and the US as exemplary cases, Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.
Part I: The Madness of the Sorted-Out City
Chapter 1: From Illusion to Solution
Chapter 2: Our Hearts Inspired
Part II: Align
Chapter 3: Element 1: Keep the Whole City in Mind
Chapter 4: Element 2: Find What You're FOR
Chapter 5: Element 3: Make a Mark
Part III: Create
Chapter 6: Element 4: Unpuzzle the Fractured Space
Chapter 7: Element 5: Unslum All Neighborhoods
Chapter 8: Element 6: Create Meaningful Places
Chapter 9: Element 7: Strengthen the Region
Part IV: Connect
Chapter 10: Element 8: Show Solidarity with All Life
Chapter 11: Element 9: Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Conclusion: Give Me Your Hands
Selected Publications by Rodrick Wallace and the Community Research Group
The Communities & Affordable Homes Summit will focus on the development of vibrant, sustainable communities through the lenses of resilience, social equity, health and economic opportunity. Join community and sustainability leaders, including NVP author Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, for knowledge sharing and problem solving with the goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health and vitality of all communities. The Summit will take place during the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove will launch the new edition of her seminal work Root Shock at the Pittsburgh Housing Summitt, featuring two new forewords by Pittsburgh artist Carlos Peterson and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. The Summit will provide participants with the opportunity to visit local neighborhoods and meet residents who have been impacted by displacement. Dr. Fullilove's presentation will be held at 6:30pm on November 10th, and will be followed by a reception and book signing immediately after the talk, and a panel discussion the following morning, November 11th. The panel will engage members from the community and on campus in cross-disciplinary dialogues related to issues explored in Root Shock.